California white fir, San Gabriel Mountains, at Kelly Camp on the north slope of Bighorn Peak; in subalpine forest with sugar and lodgepole pine, elevation appx. 7800'
Diameter greater then 1.5 meters
"Big Den". At 1.5 meters above the ground, the trunk is > 2 meters in diam.
In an area about 10 meter diameter, more than 50 white fir cones were laying around, stems apparently chewed/cut. None looked eaten or dismantled. What's up with that?
White fir needles
White fir (Abies concolor) is a fir native to the mountains of western North America, occurring at elevations of 900-3,400 m (2,952-11,154 ft). It is a medium to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 25–60 m (80-197 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 2 m (6.5 ft). It is popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas Tree. It is sometimes known as a Concolor fir.